RABAT, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan inaugurated here on Thursday a Chinese-built and Africa's largest cable-stayed bridge with the aim support trade flow in the North African Kingdom.
The bridge, which was built by Chinese group Cover-Mbec over Oued Bouregreg, is about 30 meters wide and 950 meters long, with two 200 meter-high main towers.
Dubbed after the name of Moroccan King, Mohammed VI Bridge, the bridge's architecture is inspired by the Arab-Muslim civilization.
The 72-million-dollars bridge, which links the Moroccan capital Rabat with the northwestern city of Sale, was financed by Autoroutes du Maroc and the European Investment Bank.
It is part of a larger project rerouting the major highway system that runs from the Mediterranean city of Tangier to the financial capital Casablanca.
Through this new major infrastructure, Morocco's motorway network increases to 1.630 km.